Municipality hosting focus groups for organized recreation and community groups in South Huron


The Municipality of South Huron is considering the development of a new community hub / recreation centre. As part of the information gathering process the Municipality is hosting a series of focus group sessions to engage local organizations and recreation groups for their input.

Designed and facilitated by the YMCA, these focus groups will be used to determine the future needs of local organizations and recreation groups, which will help inform the development of new or enhanced community recreation facilities within South Huron. This input is vital to the project and we are asking group representatives to attend one of the following sessions:

CULTURE & SERVICE CLUBS Focus Group: Monday, November 26th 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

AQUATICS Focus Group: Tuesday, November 27th 2018, 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

SPORTS & FITNESS Focus Group: Monday, December 3rd 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CANCELLED

ICE, SPORTS & FITNESS USERS Focus Group: Wednesday, December 12th 2018, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM

In advance of each session, the YMCA is asking participants to come prepared with the following information.

1)      Demographic profile of your organization’s participants

  • Ages/genders served
  • Residency of participants
  • Financial aid/fee subsidy provided and the percentage of your participants requiring such
  • Number of volunteers engaged in your organization and desired skill sets of volunteers

2)      Profile of programs/services

  • Hours of programming offered per week
  • Program fees
  • Current facility rental fees paid
  • Venues utilized to deliver your services
  • Number of program streams/teams/divisions operated locally
  • Current enrolment capacity (e.g., 120 registered with space for 150)

3)      Current and future operating model

  • Financial health of your organization (accrued deficits, funders, financial reserves)
  • Current/future challenges
  • 5 year enrolment projections
  • Projected future facility, programming, and administrative needs
  • Desired amenities of any new or enhanced recreation facilities

Pre-registration is required to attend. For more information about the project or to register for a session, please contact:

Scott Currie

Municipality of South Huron

Office: 519.235.0310 x 231